Record many on swap party

The reason why I started this blog in the first place has to do with me founding Swapshop – a mobile clothes swap-shop. We had our first event in the spring of 2014, and since then it has opened my eyes up for 2nd hand clothing and swap events.

That’s why I am really happy to see headlines like this in the Norwegian press:

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The Norwegian student paper “Studvest” in Bergen wrote about an exchange event arranged by FIVH Bergen and Study Bergen with the headline: “Record many on swap party”.

More than hundred people defied the rain and were eager to find new treasures at the event, the student paper reports.

– I’ve tended to give away clothes to charity shops, but then it often ends up with me buying new clothes for myself. Then I’d rather switch away what I have here. Students also have a limited economy, so for us this is a good opportunity to get new things without having to buy anything, says Economics student, Eva Vinjevoll in the article.

As a former FIVH’er and swap enthusiast, it is very positive for me to read this. It just shows that people get more and more used to the idea of sharing. We don’t need new things, but we need a renewal – it’s a difference.